Before an impending accident occurs the driver must respond quickly to avert the danger. The Citaro hybrid provides enhanced safety with its directionally stable suspension and smooth steering. which result from the independent suspension on the front axle.
The ECE R29 tearing test for the most important person on board There is particular emphasis on driver safety in the new Citaro hybrid. The ECE R29 Directive applying to trucks, which has defined the survival space for the driver in a head-on collision in a truck since 1975, has been voluntarily adopted as the standard for the new Citaro hybrid. Compliance with ECE R29 is checked through a pendulum impact test.
Protection in the event of a head-on collision based on the ECE R29 standard, unparalleled amongst urban regular-service buses, as well as the even stiffer structure of the frame, increases passive safety.